Laurel Missionaries and Missions
2014 Laurel Missionary Contact Information
*Note: Our Chinese missionaries’ contact information has been omitted for their safety.
World English Institute
WEI offers free online English lessons to people all over the world using the Bible as a textbook. Teachers are volunteers who agree to grade the students’ lessons and offer them help on strengthening their English or answering questions about the Bible. All of the contact happens through email and WEI’s website. Teachers choose the students they want to help on the website, and students enroll through the website. worldenglishinstitute.org newsletter
Laurel Church of Christ JustLead is a partnership effort with Emerald Youth Foundation to reach at-risk and low-income youth living in the Sutherland Avenue communities. We seek to improve their lives by focusing on enrichment in academics, health and sports, and spiritual discipleship.
Our Conversational English Program is held at the Laurel building Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. It offers an opportunity for internationals and their families to develop and strengthen conversational English skills, cultivate friendships, share cultures and discuss religion and other topics of interest with Laurel members who serve as conversation partners. Special ESL classes are also offered as needed for our international guests.
Laurel members are among area Church of Christ members who volunteer in a ministry that serves the community of the 50 block area of Knoxville bounded by Magnolia Avenue, Winona Street, Cherry Street and Interstate 40. Hope Central is located in the center of this area at 1944 Woodbine Ave. Our members assist Laurel’s planning team, work in Hope Central’s after-school program tutoring and serving meals, help with worship activities and teach children’s Bible classes Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. To find out more about Hope Central, contact Tommy Drinnen, the executive director, at 748-4564 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. They have a website at www.hopecentralknoxville.org.